10 Best Features ColorOS 13
Security & Privacy
Final & Thoughts
Explained Best Features ColorOS 13
ColorOS 13 is a massive update. It’s got a new Aqua Morphic design, brand new widgets for the home screen, large folders, huge improvements so they always on display, and a lot more. I’ll do a deep dive into what Apple has in store for us with their newest Android 13 beta update and even let you know when it’ll roll out for your device.
You can watch the video explaining the features of ColorOS 13 link 👇
All of my Patreon page linked down below anyways, as I said at the beginning, color OS13 13 has a new Aquaman Orphic design, meaning a lot of the elements have this water inspired look, especially when you use the latest global theme palette. The Quick settings panel switches and sliders within the settings and most system elements have this blue color theme. It’s mostly inspired by the color of water as it changes.
During a sunrise and sunset, it’s made colorOS 13 more concise, comfortable and simple to use. The system font has also become slightly wider to improve its readability. Plus it’s been expanded to support a wider array of characters like Latin, Cyrillic, and Arabic numerals. Some Apple apps like the settings recorder, calculator, and a few others are now using a CART style layout instead of cramming everything together. I personally love this new look. It makes everything feel a lot more spacious and Organized since every piece of information is classified by different sizes of cards, whenever I hop into the settings, for example,
I can identify a specific section much more quickly than if it was a seamless list of options. I’m also in love with the improvements done to the home screen. No lie, I’ve always found the color was launcher to be one of the best stock launchers out there. It’s just so customizable and still carries its own unique look, which I can respect, all while still keeping that familiar Android launcher field we all know and love. It’s cut the swipe up.
That drawer which is and icons on the home screen and a Google Discover panel on the leftmost screen. But now with color OS13, the home screen has some fun new changes to play around with. Starting with the big stuff. There are new widgets, and I don’t mean one or two, I mean a whole pack for a variety of different apps, to name a few. There’s a new weather widget to show you the current forecast in your area, another one that shows you the battery usage within a chart and has a list of the apps that consume the most battery.
Another widget for all of your favorite contacts, one for optimizing the RAM, 2 clock widgets to let you see the time of different countries, and a few others for keeping track of the steps you’ve taken, a few to see your files, and a picture frame to have your favorite memories on the home screen.
The best part is that most of these widgets animate beautifully on the home screen, making your launcher feel alive and active. Each one is also intractable, and they don’t feel like the typical outdated Andrew widgets that we’re all used to. They feel much more premium and follow the consistent rounded.
Particular theme, sort of like on iOS. Now let’s say I want to use all these widgets but I just don’t have the space because they’ll clutter up my home screen. Well color OS13 has got my back because it provides a new shop menu to let me place a ton of these widgets in one spot so I can simply swipe down on the home screen and boom, all of my widgets are right there ready to go. I even love that it comes with a unique looking Spotify widget much better than the one that comes with stock Android. Another cool trick is that I can also enlarge the folders to make.
More easily accessible, there can be 2 by 2 instead of a small little icon. It may seem funny at first, but it actually comes in handy, especially since you can now swipe inside the folder to view all the apps inside, and you can even tap on them to open them without even opening the folder now. Pretty cool. The system icons have also been redesigned, they have a stronger color contrast to make them pop more, and they’re easier to read now, which is great for those with visual impairments. Usually I’m more of a fan of a flat and minimal design, but I’m not going to lie.
Those new bubbly icons definitely caught my attention a lot more. And finally, for that cherry on top color os 13 comes with a new life wallpaper called Blossom. And it isn’t just an ordinary old wallpaper. This shows you the growth of the plant to indicate how much time you spent on your phone. So in the morning, it’ll start off as a little stem, and then as you use the phone more and more, the plant will continue to grow. Eventually, it’ll start to turn into a metallic piece of art, letting you know that you’ve been using your phone for far too long.
It’s a really neat idea, and it doesn’t just stop there.
The color of the plant also changes to match the app that you’ve been using the most in the past hour. Very creative and it’s this spectacular masterpiece. What’s also a masterpiece is the updated design of the Quick Settings panel. You can now have two of your most used tiles as large running rectangles instead of the usual small circles at the top. I found this perfect for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth tile because I always have to toggle those whenever I lower down my notification panel plus the music player.
Always appear right next to those two rectangles to let me control my music much more quickly without needing to expand anything. It’s beautiful. When I do need to expand the quick settings though, everything is now closer to the top which is perfect for one handed use, and it even has an improved layout for when I’m in landscape mode, playing a game or watching a movie The only thing I will say though is that I can’t see it bothering some folks since those extra rectangular tiles and music player do take a good amount of space in the notification.
Right, but with the big screen phone like the Find X5 Pro,
I didn’t really find it to be much of a bother. Color OS13 has brought a huge upgrade to the always on display as well. It now reduces the menu hierarchy and makes information much more easier to spot and control. For example, if you use Spotify, the always on display will not pop up the playback controls and even some of your favorite playlist. Or for some food delivery apps like Zomato or Swiggy from India, you’ll get status updates on your order like if it’s been picked up.
Delivered there are also some new animations that you can use. The homeless section provides you with moving animals like polar bears or Penguins on the slab of ice, or a clownfish circling a coral reef. Of course, there’s a second meaning behind each animation. The polar bear, for example, has its eyes shrink or enlarge based on the daily temperatures. It does this to call attention to climate change. It’s very sad and definitely makes you want to conserve your carbon footprint even more. Apple has also continued to partner with Snapchat to bring Bitmoji.
To the always on display, so now you can wake up to a funny new sticker of your bitmoji every so often.
Security & Privacy
And lastly, there’s also a new insight feature that shows you the number of times you’ve unlocked your phone and how many hours you’ve been using it throughout the day. It encourages you to take better care of your digital well-being and spend more time enjoying life away from your phone. Overall, I love all the improvements done to the always on display. Keep them coming Oppo when it comes to security.
And privacy color OS13 includes all the basic new standards that Google released with native Android 13. Things like the system automatically deleting your clipboard history after an hour, or the nearby Wi-Fi feature which doesn’t reveal your location information. But aside from those usuals color, OS13 also comes with a few unique goodies of its own. A really cool one is called auto pixelate within the photo editor. This feature will automatically blur out any profile pictures and names with any screenshot of a chat.
That way you don’t expose your friends or family members identities when sharing the conversation. It works really well too, but as of now it only works for Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. I’m sure more messaging apps will be supported in the future though. Colorso 13 also came with a new private directory called Private Safe for hiding and encrypting any important files on your phone. You can safely store and encrypt any photos, videos, audio documents or any other files. It’s protected by AES encryption so it has an extremely high security.
Level and if you want, you can even back up those encrypted files on the cloud. For the little ones, ColorOS 13 also helps guard your children’s digital health with kit space. When this mode is enabled, the entire screen will have a blue light filter to protect their eyesight. Plus it will include a few reminders. For example, if the child has the screen too close to their face, the phone will remind them to move it farther away if they’re sitting incorrectly, such as lowering or tilting their head or lying down. Color OS.
To remind them to fix their sitting position to improve their posture and ease the burden on their spine or if they’re in a dark area with the screens light blasting at their face ColorOS will tell the child to go to a brighter area to avoid harming their eyesight. Not a bad way of protecting your kids health. Multi Screen connect, the feature that lets you connect your Apple phone to your laptop has just gotten way better with colorOS 13. Instead of having a single window you can now have up to three simultaneously, one for mirroring.
The phone screen and two for other apps. It’s multitasking on a whole other level. On top of that, files that you transfer will not be done without using any mobile data. It’ll all be done locally. This one’s really cool. If you own an Apple tablet like the pad air, you’ll also be able to connect your phone to it and do all the same things like transfer files, open apps from the tablet, and cheer the clipboard between the two devices. I thought that was really creative. Plus, since color OS not integrates Android 13’s newest.
Connectivity features you’ll also be able to connect to Chrome OS and cast apps onto any Chromebook. If you’re constantly using Google, meet zoom or Microsoft Teams for your lectures or business meetings, any incoming notifications you receive will have the banner be reduced in size.
so that it doesn’t get in the way of your video conference. And finally, if you’re a fan of apples, emoji, which lets you create 3D animated emojis that look just like you color OS 13, includes many more stylistic.
Final & Thoughts
accessories, including more facial shapes.
Makeups, hobbies and other cool styles. That’s pretty much every change found within Apple’s newest ColorOS 13 updates. Honestly I give it a huge thumbs up because unlike most OEMs Oppo has gone above and beyond. Obviously ColorOS 13 is an Android based operating system but it doesn’t feel like a basic Android scan. With this update they brought a lot of technological innovations and brought a lot of amazing design updates as well. All whilst through including most of the essential Android 13 features that also come with the pixels.
Things like notification permissions and extra security features. I guess the only thing I would have liked to see is an updated widget panel that has all the sections be collapsed upon opening it and themed icons for the system apps which match the color of your chosen background.
Those are just small suggestions though it’s still a spectacular update. The find X5 and X5 Pro will be the first to receive this update, with other models like the X3 Pro and Reno 8 Pro getting it in the coming months. Here’s a list of all the Apple phones that will be receiving this update.
And when they should be getting it anyways, that’s my full review of ColorOS 13. If you learned a thing or two, drop it, thumbs up so that this video gets recommended to other Apple users. And if you really love this video, why not get subscribed with the notification about turned on? Thank you so much for sticking to the end and I’ll catch you in the next one.